what makes relief different

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Thu Feb 13 08:03:46 UTC 2003

> 	I think there's an important difference, though. The Squeakland stuff
> installs Squeak so that it runs as a web browser plugin (although you
> can "escape the web browser" later). I'm interested in installing 
> Squeak
> so that it runs "normally", as quickly as possible.

Hi Craig
I think that this is a really interesting point. If we could point 
people to
a web site and they got squeak install on their machine where they want 
this would
be really great.

>> Wouldn't it make sense to use the existing plugin architecture for
>> this? Except for Mac OS 9 the plugin is independent of VM and image
>> and very small.
> 	Relief is so much smaller that I think it's worth supporting its ~200
> lines of (very vanilla) C code.
>> All you would need to do is to build an installer that includes the
>> minimal VM and image you used instead of the current almost kitchen 
>> sink
>> plugin image and VM.
> 	I like the fact that relief doesn't include the snapshot or virtual
> machine, but instead gets them from URLs that can point to whatever is
> most appropriate. When Squeak goes through new releases, relief can 
> keep
> working; it's "time portable".
> 	thanks,
> -C
> --
> Craig Latta
> improvisational musical informaticist
> craig at netjam.org
> www.netjam.org/resume
> Smalltalkers do: [:it | All with: Class, (And love: it)]
Prof. Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch) 
  "if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do
  different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
  might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes

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